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Writing is a companion to my thinking


018I write because I always loved to write since a child, everything from songs, short stories, poetry and philosophical nonsense. Writing is a companion to my thinking which I do and sometimes I do way too much. I may not be the greatest writer nor are my writings anything but average and that is if they even qualify as that. I seek no prize nor do I worry about or seek to become a published author, for writing is its own reward to me. I’m happy if just one person enjoys one of my writings and/or finds one of them to be helpful or interesting.

Ray Barbier

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Slow down, take a look around. Life is going by too fast for you to digest.


IMG_1287Slow down, take a look around. Life is going by too fast for you to digest. Slow down and enjoy your friends, family and the wondrous things around you. Slow down before you miss all the good things in life. Stop worrying so much about what you want or what you do not have and cherish that you have been blessed with. Love those within your life and forgive those who have done you wrong. Forgive yourself as well for its hard to love others if you can not love yourself unconditionally. reevaluate your goals and priorities and rid yourself of the things that are either unattainable or not truly beneficial to you. Streamline your time so you have more time to focus on the things that matter and those whom you love.

Do not waste time trying to convince others about what you think is right, instead live and be an example of what you believe. By example you will convince many more than by just words alone. Always express what you feel and then go make what you feel a reality.

Just some random thoughts on a Saturday

Ray Barbier

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Journey to the light


I walked relentlessly as I examined the place where I am. I don’t know this place, even a single hint could hardly help me. It was all black, darkness surrounds the place. I continued to walk on a straight – I could feel – barren path. With a vague vision, I saw a television set and a lawn chair.

I immediately went there to see the television set. But atop of the television, was a compact disc with a title, “Your story”, written lucidly. Curiosity ate my system as if compelling me to open the cd case and watch it. Yes, for a moment, I had the urge to put it on the player and hit the play button.

As the disc started playing, I was appalled. I fluttered my eyelids making sure that what I’m watching is true. It was a young lady having a conversation with her friends, maligning their foes with unbelted words. The disc continued to play. The lady, along with her friends, was now making some kind of pranks to her classmates. She was insensitive to the feelings of her classmates that she extended her jokes to the most injurious way.

“Waaaaah!” I shrieked out as I can no longer bare the content of the disc. I shut down the player as I felt really humiliated.

The young lady on the disc was me, in my worst character ever.

I can’t help myself but cry as I realized how I was so wicked. I knelt down realizing that I’m still on this strange dark place. I knelt down in pain realizing how I messed up my life, how I insensitively attacked others, and how I butchered others with my negative words. I moaned with regret filling the deafening silence of this dark place.

Until, a light which halted me from horrible crying immediately came over from the ceiling. I hardly know the source of the light. It was like a spotlight glaring on my body. I froze for a moment not knowing what to do, but a manly voice spoke: “Do not be afraid.” I flinched back as I heard the voice that caused my heart beat irregularly.

He bestowed His hand to me, “Come, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” He, without any glint of condemnation wholly accepted me despite of all my blemishes, and shortcomings. Right at the moment, I seized and accepted His hands without any doubts and any mark of regret. I throw away everything which isn’t pleasing to Him – all things that separated me from Him.

When I’m alone, when no one seems to watch my actions, He is the only one who surely knows me, who surely knows who I am.

I am Airamae A. Guerrero, a future journalist and Christ’s disciple. I was once been lost, but now was able to embrace and receive the light coming from Him. Though sometimes I fall short, He never forsakes me. There’s nothing greater than taking the right path, journeying with Him. I owe him a lot for who and what I am today, it is all because of His unconditional love.

The best is yet to come and this is just the start of my  journey to the light.

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We get so caught up in the whirlwind


"Where there is love there is life."  Stop, look around and see all the faces around you and embrace the love you have for them. Life is way too short to allow work to completely consume you and your life, we need to maintain balance or we wont survive long at such a heavy and fast pace. We must constantly remind ourselves of what is our true priority, the health and happiness of ourselves and those we hold dear. No money, company or idea is more important nor greater than those we love and the love we share with them. Even friends are an important part of the balance we keep. We need our friends to help keep us sane and give us an escape from work and home once in a while. Though getting and giving your spouse and children everything money can buy is nice but not at the price of never seeing them or the lack of spending quality time with them.

 

The love of friends and family is more precious than any amount of money or gold.
Ray Barbier

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Love – So sought out and so easily took for granted.


p10053 Love, Such an illusive emotion and such a powerful force. When you are within its warm embrace life is wonderful but when you wander away from it you feel the cold reality of life. Hard to find but so easily given away, impossible to capture but simply surrendered too. So many levels and so many depths, so fleeting yet so eternal. Not just a biochemical reaction and more than just a word. It is so grand you can not see its boundaries and it has no limits. So sought out and so easily took for granted. One of the greatest treasure one could find and the easiest one to give away.

Love has no prejudice, it comes to the rich, poor, powerful and the weak. Love humbles the strong and then it gives strength to the meek. Love has been blamed for the start of wars as well as bringing peace. Such a wonderful thing love can be and it still remains one of mankind’s biggest mysteries.

 

 

Love is the question and it is the answer as well.
Raymond Barbier

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A Day of Birth and Reflections of Years Past.


Loreto Home of Compassion.

Another year has past and one more year closer to growing old
Another year gone and with it the world grows even more cold

Cold the world might be but that does not phase the love i feel
The world grows more selfish and that is something that is real.

The light is growing dimmer each day as life slowly slips away from us all.
The source of love still remains strong and we should answer its call.

God is the light that will never burn out and we are mere reflections of his undying love.
His son came to teach us compassion and forgiveness with the gentleness of a dove.

Unfortunately mankind grows arrogant and their hearts are full of a very selfish pride.
Greed and corruption rules over most and from the aftermath there may be nowhere to hide.

With age comes wisdom, experience and  hind sight is always 20/20 as we all know.
The piece of wisdom I try to share is to always let your love and compassion show.

Mistakes we may all make in the life we are granted and to learn from them is the key.
Anger is quick to destroy the love and compassion that resides in both you and me.

If you take anything from all the things i write I hope it is to love one another both freely and unconditionally.
For life is too short to hold grudges, place/carry blame for mistakes intentionally done or unintentionally.

Live life to the fullest and don’t allow fear to rule your world for it will only stop you from truly living life.
Don’t hang on to regrets or anger for all that will do is fill your world with unneeded and undeserved strife.

Peace to all
R. Barbier